NEW DELHI, March 28: Re-asserting his Party’s 100 plus victory claim in Assam polls, Union Home Minister, Amit Shah on Sunday said that BJP will win “37 out of 47” seats that went to polls in Assam yesterday.
Addressing a press conference at his official residence here on Sunday, Shah said that the voter’s turn-out in the first phase of polls in Assam and West Bengal was a good sign for the Party.
“First phase of polls in two States concluded yesterday. I want to thank people in both the States that they voted in favour of BJP in huge numbers. At least 84 per cent polling in West Bengal and 79 per cent polling in Assam shows the huge enthusiasm of voters. The two States were earlier known for poll violence but polling was peaceful this time. No one was killed,” Shah said.
In West Bengal, he claimed that the BJP was winning “26 out of the 30” seats that were polled yesterday.
“In Assam, BJP is winning 37 out of 47 seats. Our grassroots workers and election machinery have indicated these figures. The two states have voted for development and the mandate is the verdict in favour of the BJP,” he added.
“In Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal and Party strong-man, Himanta Biswa Sarma has succeeded in winning the confidence of people. People have understood the meaning of double-engine government and seen its proof in form of bridges on the Brahmaputra, vast network of roads and other development works,” Shah said.
“The peaceful polling (West Bengal) is a positive indication and in Assam also we will come back with more seats than last time,” he said, adding that the momentum of Phase -I will be maintained.
“In Assam also we will win more than 37 seats. The voting pattern reflects that people want a protest-free Assam, development-prone Assam. Assam has realised the importance of double engine government,” he asserted.